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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

SUBMARINES

U13 submarines (1912)

U13 1912

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
U13 8 KW Danzig 1909 16/12/1910 4/1912 sunk 9/8/1914
U14 9 KW Danzig 1909 11/7/1911 4/1912 sunk 5/6/1915
U15 10 KW Danzig 1909 18/9/1911 7/1912 sunk 9/8/1914

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

516 / 644

Length, m

57.9

Breadth, m

6.00

Draught, m

3.44

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 Körting petrol engines / 2 SSW electric motors

Power, h. p.

1200 / 1160

Max speed, kts

14.8 / 10.7

Fuel, t

petrol 64

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(14) / 90(5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 7.9/79, 4 - 450 TT (2 bow, 2 stern, 6)

Complement

29

Diving depth operational, m 50

Ship project history: Medium coastal submarines. Double-hulled.

Modernizations: 1915, U14: - 1 x 1 - 7.9/79; + 1 x 1 - 50/37 SK L/40 C/92

Naval service: U13 was rammed by British battleship 9/8/1914 in the North Sea. U14 was sunk by ramming and gunfire of British trawlers Hawk and Oceanic II 5/6/1915 in the North Sea. U15 was rammed by British cruiser Birmingham 9/8/1914 in the North Sea.

U13 1912

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014